Isaiah chapter thirty two part 7 continues our study with a look at Isaiah 32:15, Isaiah 32:16, Isaiah 32:17 & 18 and Isaiah 32:19 & 20 featuring our Common Man's Commentary. In this study we see the arrival of True Peace into the world.
"till the Spirit is poured on us from on high, and the desert becomes a fertile field, and the fertile field seems like a forest." NIV translation
How long will the Great Tribulation last? We see here that it will last until the return of the presence of God to the earth. From Revelation, we know that this will be a total of seven years from beginning to end. We also see that with the arrival of Jesus there will be a renewal of the earth.
"The Lord's justice will dwell in the desert, his righteousness live in the fertile field." NIV translation
This verse speaks of a separation where those that reject Him will not see abundance while those that have accepted Him will have plenty.
"The fruit of that righteousness will be peace; its effect will be quietness and confidence forever. My people will live in peaceful dwelling places, in secure homes, in undisturbed places of rest." NIV translation
The Hebrew word shaqat is translated here as quietness and it speaks of rest where there is no hustle and bustle of trying to provide for oneself. The Hebrew word betach is translated here as confidence and it speaks of security and trust as those who have put their trust in Jesus do not have to worry about their security or about providing for their own needs. This is a stark contrast for those that have rejected Him and are in the desert of trying to provide for themselves.
"Though hail flattens the forest and the city is leveled completely, how blessed you will be, sowing your seed by every stream, and letting your cattle and donkeys range free." NIV translation
Isaiah ends this section by basically reminding the people that their present conditions are only temporary and that they will not have to worry anymore when Jesus shows up.
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